Venessa Diamonds and its partners (individually and collectively the "Site") is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our valued online customers.
• The types of personally identifiable information collected about you during your relationship with Venessa Diamonds.
• How we use and share the information that we collect from you.
• The choices you have about the collection, use and sharing of your personally identifiable information.
• The types of security procedures we take to safeguard your personally identifiable information.
• How you may access, update and change personally identifiable information you've provided.
• Other Information.
Types of Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
While you visit the Site we collect various types of personally identifiable information. Here are the types of information we gather:
a. Information You Provide Us.
Much of the personally identifiable information we receive comes directly from customers who are interested in obtaining various products and services by shopping at the Site. Typically, this information includes your name, residential address, email address and telephone number. We may also collect other types of information such as gender, age, number of children, and personal interests, which we may associate with personally identifiable information. If you purchase products or services through the Site we will note, for example, credit card information, the type or quantity of services or products ordered or purchased, and the date of the order or purchase. We collect personal information when you register, sign in, or visit the Site, including when you participate in activities on the Site, such as by placing an order, completing a user registration form or online survey.
b. Information From Others.
c. Information Collected Through Technology.
We collect information through technology to make the Site more engaging and useful to you. For instance, when you come to the Site, we collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable, though we may be able to pinpoint the estimated city the IP address is in. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our customers visit various parts of the Site. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information as more fully described in paragraph 1a. above.
How We Use and Share the Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
a. Use by Venessa Diamonds
We may use personally identifiable information for operational purposes such as helping to establish and verify the identity of users; opening, maintaining, administering and servicing user accounts; processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending related service communications; providing services and support to users; improving the Site (including tailoring it to users' preferences); providing users with service or product updates, promotional notices and offers; responding to your questions, inquiries, comments and instructions; and maintaining the security and integrity of our systems. We may also use personally identifiable information to provide offers, promotions and product updates to you via standard mail. Your email address and other personally identifiable information may be used by us or any subsidiary, parent, affiliate or other corporation into which we merge or is otherwise acquired or sold, in whole or in part ("affiliates"). We welcome you to post reviews, comments, articles, stories and other appropriate content; send ecards and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information. You are also free to share your ratings, reviews, purchases and other information through other third party sharing features. Information or content submitted may be used by us or our affiliates to provide other consumers with product reviews and shopping information. If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, fee-free, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. Your personally identifiable information may be used by us or any subsidiary, parent or other corporation into which we merge or are otherwise acquired or sold, in whole or in part ("affiliates").
b. Use of Your Email Address Or Email Address You Provide to Us.
Your email is considered personally identifiable information. In addition to other ways we are allowed to use personally identifiable information, we may also use your email address for processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending related service communications; providing users with service or product updates, promotional notices and offers; and/or responding to your questions, inquiries or comments. Your email address can be utilised by us or any subsidiary, parent or other corporation into which we merge or is otherwise acquired or sold, in whole or in part. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Site, we will ask you for your friend's name, email address, or phone number. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or text message inviting them to use the Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time communication method and to track the success of our referral program. The person(s) you invite is free to contact us to have their information removed from our database.
c. Use by Merchant Partners.
d. Affiliate, Parent and Subsidiary Companies.
In order to provide the best service to our customers, we may share your personally identifiable information and information about your spending habits with our Affiliate, Parent and Subsidiary companies.
e. Companies that Facilitate Communications and Transactions with You.
f. Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Sites, and Others.
Regardless of any opt-out choices that you make under paragraph 3, we will share personal information when we believe in good faith that such sharing (a) is required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Service; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Site, Venessa Diamonds and/or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to Venessa Diamonds or third parties.
g. Third-Party Marketers.
We do not rent or sell your personal information with third-party marketers without first obtaining your consent. Should this policy change in the future, we will post a notification of those changes to the Site.
Your choices about the collection, use and sharing of your personally identifiable information
You may choose to opt-out (or decline to give us), your consent to use personally identifiable information for the purposes of receiving promotional materials from us, from our Merchant Partners, our Affiliate, Parent and Subsidiary Companies. You may email or write to Venessa Diamonds using the contact information provided below, while promotional emails you receive from us will provide you with an "unsubscribe" option. Each of these opt-out choices is subject to the exceptions described further below.
Please keep in mind that any opt-out choices you make will not apply in situations where (a) you either have made, simultaneously make, or later make a specific request for information from us, (b) we use your personal information for either "Operational Uses" or "Fulfilment Uses" (as described above in paragraph 2), (c) we share your personal information under the provisions of paragraph 2 above with respect to "Companies That Facilitate Communications and Transactions With You," or "Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Sites and Others."
Security Measures to protect your personal information
The security and confidentiality of your information is of utmost importance to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access and improper use. On a regular basis, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
To ensure that your credit card information is even more secure, we use secure sockets layer (SSL) software (which encrypts the information you input) when you give us your credit card information. We encrypt all credit card information and store it on a server that isn't accessible on the Internet. Once we store that information, it cannot be displayed anywhere on the Site. Internally, we take extra caution to limit access to customers' information. Only a few individuals within the company are given degrees of access to customers' personal information according to job function and necessity. Access is granted to these employees through special passwords. All employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. If you have any questions about security on the Site, you can contact us at 604-228 2833.
a. Child Use.
We do not collect personal information from, or sell products for purchase by, persons under the age of 18. We may sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are below the age of 18, you may not use the Site or provide information to us.
b. Legal Disclaimer.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our Site.
c. Notification of Changes.
If we decide to change our email practices, we will post those changes to the Site so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.